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Leaders in Emerging Markets with Jorge Familiar

November 27th, 2017 - 2:55PM-4:10PM

Location: Sage Hall

Room: B08

Emerging markets represent now almost 40% of the world economy and eight out of the 20 biggest economies are from emerging markets with China as the second biggest economy in the world. As emerging countries are becoming more prominent in the world, we need to have the knowledge and the tools to navigate its economic and business challenges. The discussion will be led by Jorge Familiar, Vice...


Communication for Change’: Mass Media, Rural Development, the Catholic Church and the Cold War in Colombia’s Radio Sutatenza-Cultural Popular Action Network, 1947-1974 by Mary Roldan, LASP Seminar Series

March 19th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

Radio Sutatenza-Cultural Popular Action (ACPO) was Latin America’s largest, transnational, Catholic-affiliated, anti-communist, mass media based education and community development network (1947-89).  Founded in 1947 by a recently ordained auxiliary parish priest and amateur radio enthusiast assigned to a largely illiterate, geographically dispersed parish in Colombia during the early y...


Understanding the linkages between Caribbean plant diversity, cultural heritage, and human health

March 26th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

As a cornerstone of human livelihoods and cultural traditions, plant diversity has a critical role to play in addressing global medicinal and nutritional needs. Many communities living in biodiverse areas around the world have developed an impressive repertoire of botanical knowledge that exemplifies their close relationships with, and continued reliance on, local plant resources. The Caribbean re...


The Writing of a Latin American Classic: The Political and Intellectual Origins of Sarmiento's Facundo by Ariel de la Fuente, LASP Seminar Series

April 16th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

Traditional explication of Facundo (1845) proposed that the Civilization vs. Barbarism dichotomy,  advanced in the book as the interpretative key of post independence Argentina, reflected Domingo F. Sarmiento's unique reading of major works from the European Enlightenment and Romanticism. The discovery of new sources used by Sarmiento, however, shows tha...


Chimbote, Projected: Urbanity from up above and from down below

April 23rd, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

In the late 1940s, the Peruvian government commissioned US-based architectural firm Town Planning Associates to remake the city of Chimbote as part of a regional development scheme for the Santa River (a project dubbed “Peru’s TVA”). With an influx of migrants hopeful for work, Chimbote experienced astronomical growth, and in an effort to remediate this unplanned development, the...

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